let the healing begin lyrics – joe cocker

i’ve kept it inside much to long
there’s no relief
carry it around just like a stone
too heavy for me

i had paid the price
of standing on the outside looking in

it’s time to let the healing begin

a boy is strung out he’s going through h*ll
his mother weeps
his spirit is broken and there’s nothing left
just a terrible need

and the days are marked by the heaviness of the heart
it never mends

until the healing begins

and the tension prowls the streets like and animal
the people stay behind their locks and chains
it’s a shame when so many are trying their best to live as one
and the smoke form the fires covers up the sun

a young girl is lying in the dirt her dreams ended there
caught in the crossfire on somebody’s turf hatred in the air

it’s a voice that never sings, a winter without the spring
it never ends

it’s time to let the healing begin, okay
it’s time to let the healing begin, oh babe

i won’t let the healing come down

let the healing begin

let those broken hearts

as time

/ joe cocker lyrics